X-rays are an integral part of our diagnostic systems and can give us useful information on decay, the condition of dental work, gum disease and other hidden problems.
As well as looking at specific teeth, we may also take periodic ‘bitewing’ x-rays, which screen for decay under the surfaces or between the back teeth and show us the quality of bone holding the teeth in place.
Bitewing intervals are tailored to each patient and will depend on several factors including recent decay history and are always in line with the most recent guidelines. Typically, these may be between 24 and 36 months but may be more or less. The intervals will always be reviewed and altered should circumstances change.
We use a digital x-ray system, which allows almost instant access to the images and means a reduction in exposure times by up to 1/3, when compared to traditional film.